okay kinda torn. The team I race with has worked a deal with sponsors to offer 2 bikes at a great deal. I know I want to take advantage but am torn on which direction to go.
so the two bikes are the CAAD9 & the System6!
I could afford the CAAD9 fully built and ready to roll or the System6 frame\cranks and would then piece it together (SRAM?) or stretch a bit and put the build on plastic.
a little perspective, im a 30 year old father of 3 - that works full time and is racing for the rush and am having a great time. No dissalusions about making the pro's or anything like that. From what I can tell after a 2 seasons of riding and one racing, I should fit in nicely with the 3's.
So after the early bird crit this morning we have an impromtu team chat and get the great news on the upcoming deals but am also told firm commitments are needed by tomorrow.
so what say you? would I be happy with a CAAD9 or should I say F-IT and get the bling bling bike? Is the system6 worth it??
Im currently riding a Motobecane Immortal force and dont have any complaints - have even had 3 top ten finishes with one being a win (ive raced a total of 6 times) Am I buying into the hype $$$$ can I be just as competitive or have as nice of a ride as a cheaper bike (Le Champ SL for instance)
dont even know if i would dare to race the system6 after witnessing the 3 crashes in todays crit, two of which were 25mph pileups that had bikes and limbs flying!
thanks in advance for your input.